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We are in the middle of training tracking now. The best thing to do is have a helper set the trail, treats should be used quite a bit in the beginning, we started with a treat every 2 steps. and the person who is setting the track should also put flags on the track every 10-20 steps (eventually further apart) with an article that has their scent all over it. When the dog finds the person I click and give a JACKPOT reward (5-10 pieces of liver) Cricket is doing well enough with tracking now that the track only has 2-3 treats and a couple of articles so mainly she is searching for the persons scent by smelling the person before they hide. When she is released to search she gets very excited because she knows when she does her job well she gets a jackpot reward. Just like any training you slowly fade the lure and don't expect to much at one time. Set small tracks to begin with and don't have your helper hide in a place hard for the pup to find. How old is your pup?
 
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